Mastermind Group Facilitator Training begins September 22

Course Overview

This class is for people who are ready to take their mastermind group facilitation skills to a whole new level. It’s perfect for people who already have a mastermind group formed, or are starting a new one!

Learn the expert facilitator’s art of being the guide on the side, not the sage on the stage.

Class starts September (…but there are only a few seats left!)

You Will Learn

In this 9-week teleseminar series, you will learn about:

  • Your role and responsibilities as a mastermind group facilitator
  • How group dynamics impact your group
  • Group Facilitation skills for mastermind group facilitators
  • Creating meeting agendas
  • Handling the Hot Seat
  • Creating and using a Mastermind Group Facilitator’s Journal
  • Creating a Mastermind Member Journal to use with your members
  • Using the six Mastermind Process Techniques
  • Creating trust in your group
  • Conducting your first meeting with a new group
  • Helping members make decisions and choose a course of action
  • Enforcing group guidelines
  • Handling problem members
  • Tracking group member progress
  • Creating and using Prep Forms, Mastermind Matrix and Group Feedback Form
  • Closing your meetings
  • PLUS: Get live, hands-on practice with your mastermind facilitation skills!

FOUR Great Bonuses

Bonus #1: A student guide in PDF format, chock full of advice and checklists, plus forms and worksheets for you to use as a Facilitator and to give to your members.

Bonus #2: Six streaming internet videos of a real mastermind group, so you can watch and learn from Karyn as she facilitates a mastermind group!

Bonus #3: A great way to get new members for your mastermind group! Once you register for the teleclass, you may list your mastermind group for free at The Success Alliance website, which receive 23,000 visitors annually looking for mastermind groups. You will receive an email with instructions on how to list your mastermind group once you register.

Bonus #4: You’ll get access to my private Student Website, where you’ll get more resources, and an online message forum where you can stay in touch with the other class participants during the 9 weeks of class. Access starts the day class begins.

 

What Students Say…

The class was excellent and filled with fantastic information. I am confident the class provided me with the foundation I need to launch my first Mastermind group.

The templates, instruction and rich conversation provided an excellent opportunity to learn and think outside of the box.

—Karen Senteio
VERVE, LLC

Length of Workshop

The teleseminar series begins September 22. We meet one hour each week, for 9 weekly sessions.

All class sessions are 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM eastern.

For more details, and to register:

http://www.thesuccessalliance.com/facilitator/

What Students Say…

Karyn’s Mastermind Group Facilitator Training was truly superb. She has the unusual ability to present rich detail which will be invaluable to me in leading Mastermind groups, while not overwhelming us with details, and keeping the big picture clear and focused. The most effective teleseminar I have ever taken!

—Paul Severance
Center for the New Elder

Mastermind Group Academy

For more details, and to register:

http://www.thesuccessalliance.com/facilitator/


I’m an Introvert – Can I Be a Good Mastermind Group Facilitator?

I get this question all the time. People figure if they’re shy, or if they need to rest after being around a group of people, that they’re not cut out to lead a mastermind group.

I’m happy to admit that I’m an introvert myself, and I’ve been creating and running mastermind groups since 1995. If I can do it, so can you.

Maybe we should first define “introvert,” right?

Being an introvert doesn’t necessarily mean you are shy. What it means is that you draw your strength from your internal self, not other people. While extroverts gain energy by being around people, introverts expend energy by being around people (which means you need a rest break after your mastermind group meetings).

Introverts are strong. They rely on their own internal intelligence to perceive things clearly. They’re great in small groups, like a mastermind group. Even Forbes Magazine says that introverts make great leaders. The best part about being an introvert is that you keep your eyes and ears open to what’s around you, you can absorb and process a lot of input, and you don’t talk unless you have something worthwhile to say. All great traits of a mastermind group facilitator.

Sometimes introverts can appear shy. Actually, introverts prefer to not make idle chatter, which can make them seem shy. But get them talking about something they’re passionate about and you can’t shut them up. (I can chatter on about masterminding until someone gives up and walks away!)

Check out this great article on 10 Myths About Introverts. Then go out and form your group!

Special Note:

 


The Social Aspects of Your Mastermind Group

Is a mastermind group all work and no play?

Nope! The social aspects of mastermind groups should not be overlooked, as they reap huge rewards for everyone involved.

As a mastermind group facilitator, one of your most important tasks is to foster bonding and rapport among your mastermind group members. Group members will certainly connect to each other during group Hot Seats and exercises, but planning time for social connections will balance out the conversation and allow people to know each other from several viewpoints.

Here are some ideas for social time in mastermind groups:

  • In live meetings, take breaks often, allowing people to converse between Hot Seats
  • Provide coffee and tea, which breaks the ice and encourages conversation
  • Suggest the group meet for a meal before or after your mastermind meetings
  • Consider holding an Annual Mastermind Retreat Weekend where members can do intense masterminding and have social time with others. This is especially a good idea for mastermind groups that meet virtually.
  • Encourage members to choose a Mastermind Accountability Partner to do some one-on-one masterminding with
  • During meetings, have members pair up to do a success exercise

Remember, your goal is a cohesive mastermind group that knows, likes and respects one another.


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